Copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake have headed out early.
Square Enix has announced that they have shipped physical copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake to Europe and Australia far ahead of the game's release date. This was done to make sure that gamers can play the game at launch.
"We had some hard decisions to make during the final few weeks before launch due to disruption to distribution channels caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus," Square Enix said in a statement. "These unique circumstances have made it very difficult to align timing of our global shipping. Our highest priority is that all of you, including those who live in countries currently facing the biggest disruption, can play the game at launch, so we made the decision to ship the game far earlier than usual to Europe and Australia."
The developer goes on to say that there is a chance that some will receive their copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake earlier than the game's intended release date in April. They have asked that those who have receive the game early do not spoil anything for those still waiting for their copies of the game to come in. They know that there have been potential spoilers out there for the last two decades as the original Final Fantasy VII released in 1997. But the upcoming remake does contain new surprises that they hope are not spoiled.
Square Enix also stated that American copies of Final Fantasy VII Remake will be shipped this week, and that they feel optimistic that many will receive their copy by launch date. However, due to the current situation in the world right now, the developer cannot provide delivery dates.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will release for the PlayStation 4 on April 10th. The game will release on other platforms a year later.